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Dooreh-ye Ketaab Book Discussion

2022 Dooreh-ye Ketaab Book Selection and Discussion Dates

2022 Dooreh Book Selection and Discussion Dates

All discussions are conducted on Zoom and led by Jim Goode and Jackie Spurlock.

Here are the titles selected by you, our group members, to be read and discussed in 2022's Dooreh-ye Ketaab (book discussion group). All authors have agreed to join us for the discussion of their book (or in the case of the July title, translators).

  • January 12 - Goode, Jame F. Living, Loving Iran: A Memoir. Mazda Publishers, 2021.
  • March 9 - Kahn, Margaret. Children of the Jinn: The Story of My Search for the Kurds and Their Country. Second ed. by Pearlnote Press, 2020; first ed. by Seaview Books, 1980.
  • May 11 - Ansary, Nina. Jewels of Allah: The Untold Story of Women in Iran. Revala Press, 2015
  • July 13 - Pezeshkzad, Iraj. Hafez in Love: A Novel. Translated by Pouneh Shabani-Jadidi & Patricia J. Higgins. USYRC, 2021.
  • September 14 - Bakhash, Shaul. The Fall of Reza Shah: The Abdication, Exile, and Death of Modern Iran's Founder. I.B. Tauris, 2021. Paperback edition, May 2022.
  • November 9 - Gaughan, Joan. The Shuster Mission to Iran: Leaving Something Worthwhile Behind. Real Nice Books, 2021.


Doorehs are held in odd-numbered months, on the second Wednesday, at 5:00pm Pacific (8:00pm Eastern). A Zoom link will be emailed to you close to the meeting date. If you have never attended a Dooreh, please send email to to ask for the link. If you have attended previously, we have you in the list, you're good.

Looking forward to seeing you at a Dooreh!

Jackie Spurlock (Abadeh, Riz/ZarrinShahr, 1974-76)  and Jim Goode (Tuyserkan, 1968-71)